Oxford Open Doors 2015
Saturday 12 September, all events are FREE
11am to 12pm, meet in Gallery 21
Discover the treasures of the Ashmolean with this great introduction to the museum.
Hands On Coins
11.30am to 3.30pm, Gallery 7
Handle historic coins from different times and places with the help of our volunteer team. Just drop-in.
Downstairs in the Cast Gallery Tour
2pm to 2.45pm, meet in Gallery 21
Visit the lower ground floor of the cast gallery; a space not normally open to the public. Learn about the great statues and friezes of Ancient Greece and Rome through the collection of plaster casts.
Access: regrettably due to the layout of the historic building the lower-ground floor is only accessible by stairs.
Musical performance from acclaimed singing trio 'Voice'
2pm to 2.30pm, Ashmolean Atrium
Join Voice in the Ashmolean Atrium for a varied mix of new music, Shakespearean songs, traditional music from British Isles and medieval melodies.
An Elegant Society Exhibition Event
Elegance in Little: the Portrait Miniatures of Adam Buck
With Emma Rutherford, art historian
Thursday 17 September, 1–2pm
Adam Buck was a successful portrait miniaturist in Georgian England. This talk looks at his career and his elegant creations – ‘in little’ – of the Neoclassical look desired by his fashionable patrons.
Tickets £5/£4 concessions. Booking is essential. Click here to book online now.
Special Oxford Ceramics Fair Talk
Bring Forth the Sacred Vessels
With the Reverend Richard Coles, amateur collector and broadcaster
Wednesday 21 October, 2–4pm, Lecture Theatre
Join the Reverend Richard Coles for this special event examining the uses and abuses of a Parson’s pots; sacred and secular.
Tickets are £12/£10 and include afternoon tea. Booking is essential. Click here to book online now.
Late Night LiveFriday
Friday 30 October, 7-10.30pm
In the run up to Halloween, visit the Ashmolean at night for a spooktacular edition of the LiveFriday series, exploring ghouls and spirits accross cultures and through time.
Entry to this event will be ticketed. A booking link will be posted closer to the event date.
British Ceramics Biennial 2015
Topographies of the Obsolete: A symposium exploring perspectives surrounding North Staffordshire's post-industrial landscape
With Dr Neil Brownsword, Prof. Anne Helen Mydland, Prof. Maris Boyd Gillette, Dr Alice Mah, Dr Tim Edensor
Saturday 7 November, 10am–5pm, Lecture Theatre
Dr Robert Plot, the first keeper of the Ashmolean, wrote ‘The Natural History of Staffordshire’, an early account of the county’s pre industrial pottery manufacturing during 17th century, recently the factories and industry have been the subject of dramatic downturn. A panel of experts from the fields of art, design, anthropology, urban sociology, critical theory and cultural geography will explore the effects of de-industrialisation on communities and landscapes, and the urban renewal of such areas through art and culture-led strategies.
Tickets are £45/£25. Booking is essential. Click here to book online now.
How to book for Ashmolean events
Tickets can now be booked through ‘Tickets Oxford’ at the Oxford Playhouse.
There are 3 ways to book:
1. Online www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford
2. Phone Box Office: 01865 305 305
3. In person at the Box Office Box Office at the Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford (directly opposite the Ashmolean)
Transaction fee: Tickets Oxford charge a small fee of 75p per transaction for charging events. There is no transaction fee for booking free events.
For further enquiries, please contact the Education Department on +44 (0)1865 278 015